I couldn’t wait to release this episode with Amanda Montell, a feminist sociolinguist, author of 2 books, and all-out empowering human! This educational episode explores the dynamics between feminism, cults, and the language we use.
You will learn…
the major warning signs of a cult (and why it’s so easy to fall into one)
how modern-day language oppresses women and marginalized people
why sociolinguistics is important to feminism (and why you should care too!)
Amanda Montell is a writer, linguist, former beauty editor, and author of two books: Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language (Harper Wave, 2019), which she is currently developing for television with FX, and Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (forthcoming June 15, 2021). Amanda’s other writing has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Nylon, and The Rumpus, among others, and she currently resides in Los Angeles.
Get Worldslut here: https://amzn.to/3cIziZg
Get Amanda’s new book, Cultish, here: https://amzn.to/3cIy0O3
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